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Jan 19, 2014 4:30pm EST
foreign policy, which is something that has been written about and frequently. and my background is in journalism, not academia. i was working as foreign correspondent for many years, mostly in the middle east reporting of the ground in places like syria, libya, yemen. so i was used to covering foreign affairs of the street level. went through a time several years back where i really wanted to take a step back and look at some of the frameworks of american foreign policy, some of the traditions. and so i started reading. as started studying from the early days of the republic through post-world war two empire building. and i discovered the diplomatic history is surprisingly small an academic field of seven former pakistan a ambassador say, you know, americans of the only was it when they say that is history, they mean that is irrelevant. he had a point. there is some truth to that. when i guess that i felt like studying el americans acted historically in international affairs would lead to a deeper understanding of the way we act now. so i kind of stumbled across this time, but i
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Jan 19, 2014 6:00pm PST
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Jan 17, 2014 9:00pm PST
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Jan 19, 2014 9:00pm PST
. >> continue later. coming up, why foreign policy >>> and developing tonight the u.s. now sending weapons and ammo to iraq in an effort to prevent al qaeda groups from getting a old in iraq. a strategic analyst and author of the book "hell or richmond". >> i cannot find another -- achievement of constant failure in foreign security policy. the original sin of course was a precipitous retreat from iraq after we had won from purely political purposes, created a power vacuum at the heart of the middle east. now we see an al qaeda affiliate, the president could. make tough decisions, he's alienated all sides syria is a disaster, we blew our chance there, he praised turkey as an islamic model. and turkey now has more journalists in jail than china. >> it wasn't the president who killed bin laden. but that was a foreign policy decision. >> any president would have done that, can you imagine a president not killing bin laden if he had the chance? that's like the 50-year-old guy, the memory of his glory days of his touchdown pass in high school. you got to move on. the entire middle east is a fla
Jan 22, 2014 12:00am PST
was not qualified to talk about human rights -- to talk about u.s. foreign-policy. was the place irrelevant, the audience are relevant, and it just rests on his words and wherever he offered that speech he would've caught -- >> i think he would have caught the same firestorm. what they said was not only we don't like your message, we are in the middle of the war. and we don't want to hear you say we are violent. you are a civil rights leader. you are a black guy. stick to what you know and leave the war to us. it united "the new york times" and "the washington post.: -- post." will never be he respected again. go back to talking about we shall overcome. tavis: he has diminished his usefulness to his cause, to his country and to his people. "the new york times" claimed the fusion of the two issues could very well be disastrous for both causes. but as sharp as those assessments were, they probably did not seem -- did not sting as much as the criticism that came from dr. king's colleagues within the movement itself. many civil rights leaders were much more limited and they attack them within t
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Jan 17, 2014 6:00pm PST
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Jan 21, 2014 12:00am PST
that the formative experience in his life in terms of foreign policy that is shaped all his thinking about his term in office is as recent as the iraq war. this is not somebody shaped by vietnam, not somebody shaped by bosnia or kosovo or rwanda. what's really shaping him is the notion of disastrous geopolitically and humanistally disastrous intervention in iraq makes him think not once but twice but many, many times over about getting involved in something like syria. >> rose: we conclude with a look inside the navy seals with lieutenant commander rorke denver. his book is called "dam few: making the modern seal warrior." i think people want to be part of something bigger than themselves. i think they want to come neat a program that has a historic attrition rate of 80%. those types of odds, that sounds like the right odds to me. >> rose: so like two out every ten make it or two out of three. >> right. so it's just one of those elite brotherhoods and you feel like you get to participate and spend time with a very, very special group of folks and then focus on doing the nation's work at an intense
Jan 17, 2014 10:00am PST
goes far beyond a few months of headlines or passing tensions in our foreign policy. when you cut through the noise, what's really at stake is how we remain true to who we are in a world that is remaking itself at dizzying speed. >> ben rhodes is the deputy national security adviser for strategic communication for the obama administration. thank you very much. a very big speech. what comes to mind immediately is the president defended what's been going on since there haven't been abuses and what he said last june when this first erupted. why make these changes? >> well, andrea, the president was clear there has not been abuse of existing authorities and the collection of metadata creates a risk of potential abuse if we don't put in place stronger safeguards and that's what we've done today. for instance, on the section 215 telephone metadata program in terms of transitioning from the government holding the bulk telephone records of the american people. >> and he's given the attorney general and intelligence community 60 days to come up with a solution. but i'd be hard pressed and
Jan 19, 2014 10:00am PST
attacks from foreign sources has surpassed terrorism as the single -- this debate about american policy cannot take place in a vacuum, there are countries out there and groups of militants and terrorists and they are actively using kpaefr signer tools they have to tap into phone systems, e-mails, bank records, power plant operations systems, nuclear facilities and more. president obama has taken on a worthy test, to see if american intelligence has got on out of control. as it deals with these threats and challenges, his speech suggests that no, the nsa is not a rogue outfit. but two facts need to be kept in mind, first that the united states has unique capabilities in this area and second that after 9/11, the american government went too far in its efforts to search for a and counter terrorist threats. so he's proposed a series of reforms that strike me as a good balance between security and liberty. he's preserved the basic structure of american intelligence gathering while putting in more checks and safeguards. one case where he may have gone too far is in limiting america's ability
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Jan 18, 2014 11:00am PST
a foreign policy legacy, and that would be peace with iran, will settle for something which will not stop and dismantle iran's ability to get a nuclear weapon, which in the long term would be bad for the region and bad for u.s. security. >> you have to remember the context. obama would like to take credit for the past round of sanctions bringing iranians to the table. except it was the democrats in 2010 who shoved that down the administration's throat against internal administration objections. we are not talking about new sanctions. new sanctions in the event these negotiations fail. when obama says we don't need new sanctions, that is not what we are discussing. >> the white house is rolling out the rhetorical guns saying if you support this bill, democrats and some republicans who support it, you are basically supporting war. >> it is a rhetorical gun. barack obama has shown himself to be variable and unpredictable in matters of foreign policy. the biggest example was the red line over chemical weapons in syria, which he abruptly changed and went for a walk in the white house garden. i
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Jan 19, 2014 12:00pm PST
with iran. they are concerned president obama who so badly wants a foreign policy legacy and that would be peace in iran and it will settle for something which will not stop and dismantle iran's ability to get a nuclear weapon which will be bad for the region and bad for u.s. securities. >> obama you like to take credit for the past round of sanctions. except it was the democrats in 2010 who basically shoved that down the administration's throat against internal administration objections. we are not talking about new sanctions. we are talking about new sanctions in the event that these negotiations fail. when obama says we don't need new sanctions that is not really what we are discussing. >> the white house is rolling out the rhetorical guns on this. so by saying if you support this bill democrats and republicans, you are basically supporting war. >> it is mainly a rhetorical gun. i think matt has put his finger on it. barack obama has been shown to be unpredictable in matters of foreign policy of the the example was red line over chemical weapons in syria, which he changed after he w
Jan 19, 2014 6:02pm EST
foreign policy relations between the u.s. and middle east. this is about an hour. >> thank you for that kind introduction, and i'd like -- thanks to everybody for coming out in these conditions. i'm originally from england and will be heading back there shortly, so preparation after southern california for a british winter. just like to begin by saying a few words -- first, how i came to this subject, were describing the scenes of the book. now, as you have already heard, the -- my previous book, the mighty wurletzer about cia front groups, nongovernment organizations made up of anticommunist, private citizens, engaged in cold war propaganda overseas and later emerged these groups were in fact being secretly funded and, to some extent, managed by the cia. one group i didn't really engage with in the mighty wurlitzer was the american friend office the middle east. and mainly because its purpose didn't seem to be so much to do with the cold war as with promoting the arab world to an american audience, and also it was antizionist, battling the insew lens of the emerging israel lob
Jan 21, 2014 8:00pm EST
policy thing, we will get to foreign policy in a second, he is cagey , i see thisana since of a president who is willing to talk about may be his peril the limits of power. the limits of what he can get done. not only him, but anybody can get done. to talk about in these kinds of emotional, some fatalistic terms, is unusual. comepoliticians want to off as a happy warrior. to be contemplative seems almost defeat. dispiriting to your audience. he was not afraid to be this way at all. whether he was talking about the decision-making process where people are going to get killed, , and theof innocents difficulty of knowing you are going to fail on a lot of your agenda. inevitably. the terms in which he spoke about that, i found, interesting. >> it is said that bill clinton wanted to be a great demand. he felt like he didn't have an opportunity for the kind of challenge that might have made him perceive is a great man. >> it is related to war, which in a sense is something not he meant it that way, but unattractive about talking about it. >> nevertheless. >> i think that goes to obama in a sens
Jan 19, 2014 11:00am EST
national security. we take their privacy concerns into account in our policies and procedures. this applies to foreign leaders as well. given the understandable attention of this issue, i've made clear to the intelligence community that unless there is a compelling national security purpose, we will not monitor the communications of heads of state and government of our close friends and allies. i've instructed my national security team come as well as the intelligence community, to work with foreign counterparts to deepen our coronation and cooperation in ways that we build trust going forward. let me be clear -- our intelligence agencies will continue to gather information about the intentions of governments in the same way that the intelligence services of every other nation does. we will not apologize simply because our services may be more effective. heads of state and government with whom we work closely should feel confident that we are treating them as real partners. the changes i've ordered do just that. finally, to make sure that we follow through on all these reforms, i am making
Jan 20, 2014 2:00am EST
policy should be politicized because i don't think there are republican and democrat foreign policies. one of the interesting thing about president obama's policy towards iran is a quite a bit of it was carried on from the bush administration, when it comes to this combination of sanctions pressure less diplomacy plus working through the p5 plus one, there are differences. so much of the story here is of continuity. that is something that americans should like to see from our foreign policy. it does not simply change every time there is a change in administration. there are a lot of issues that the caller raised. it's important for people to recognize that it's not simply the case that sanctions are what brought iran to the table. the u.s. changed our negotiating position. our position had been that iran could not enrich uranium. we rejected in 2010 that turkey- brazil offering because it did not comply with the un security council requirements. you soften your negotiating position it makes a deal more likely. there has been a change in personnel on the iranian side. , a savvier would
Jan 19, 2014 7:00am PST
of a president's term while the foreign policies that you were involved in are still playing themselves out? >> first of all, all the conversations i report are on issues like afghanistan and iraq where the policies are already set and the decisions have been made, and our course has been established. second, i think a close look at the book would validate that nearly all of those conversations, in fact, present the presidents -- both presidents in a positive light of being tough minded, much pushing back, of asking hard questions, of doing exactly what american people would hope a president would do whenever the use of military force is involved. i didn't set out to vilify anybody in this book. and i don't think i did. but i think you have to read the whole book and not just quotes that are taken out of context. and i would just say -- i mean, the other piece of this is there's a whole genre of books out there that are written about insider conversations in the white house, quoting the president from private conversations, quoting private meetings and meetings in the situation room and so
Jan 16, 2014 12:00am PST
foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades. that is a pretty as i say damning verdict on the vice president. >> well, in the context of the book, one of the interesting things -- first of all i stand by that statement. but what is interesting in retrospect and what i make clear in the book is that on most of the major foreign policy issues in the obama administration, the vice president and i actually agreed. whether it was how to handle the downfall of mubarek in egypt or our opposition to intervening in libya and so on. we did disagree, and we disagreed deeply on afghanistan. and i did resent the vice president stoking suspicion of the senior military with the president. but when i go back to the early 70s through the end of the cold war, vice president voted when he was a senator voted against assistance for south vietnam that was going to be the lifeline as we left that country. he voted against virtually every element of president reagan's defense buildup and strategy toward the soviet union, including most of the mainly weapons systems, the b 1, b 2 bombe
Jan 18, 2014 8:00am EST
it eventually become eclipsed by other impulses in u.s. foreign policy? it came from the brich ire prior to u.s.' entry in the early years was cold war. the roosevelt cousins, in particular, were -- they were captivated by the example of british arabics, for example, te lawrence, lawrence ever arabia, they both read up, grew up reading his accounts, his involvement in world war i, the seven pillars of wisdom, kim roosevelt's father knew lawrence personally and corresponded with him, so they have a tradition of the moe ran tick british attraction towards the arabs, but this is where the concept of the great kanes came in, and they read the british empire and author of kim, add adventure sty about a young anglo-indian spy in india at the time of the barrage, which really shaped kermit roosevelt's imagination theory in particular, and where his nickname, kim, stuck with him throughout his adult life, came from, and i think it's from this sort of this british influence that the roosevelt cousins in particular get a notion of the middle east, the east generally, the orients, a taste of adventure f
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Jan 14, 2014 7:00pm PST
in every discussion of major foreign policy issues, and the thing i give president obama credit for is on several of these issues, like the surge in afghanistan, he went against the political advice of all of his white house political advisers and the vice president. >> you -- but it is interesting, as i read the differences that you have between them here, stylistically, how bush you felt was more comfortable around the military, where you didn't get the same sense that president obama was comfortable around the military. >> the way i describe it in the book, he was always respectful, always gave military leaders as much time as they wanted. listened carefully, was never nasty to them. but i always had the feeling with him, first of all that he was suspicious of their motives and second that time spent with them was an obligation rather than something he enjoyed. and i felt that president bush genuinely enjoyed being around the senior leaders. >> what made you come to the conclusion that from day one president obama was seeking re-election. >> i think that was pretty obvious. i
Jan 16, 2014 1:00pm PST
to -- we may have a chance at working out this deal, from the -- in the foreign policy context, this may be a massive victory for the obama white house in terms of foreign policy. he's not got an lot of credit for that which he has done thus far in the foreign policy front. in fact, he suffered many arrows for foreign policy in the middle east. how much do you think this is a game changer for the administration? >> we have miles and miles to go before we can determine that. even the president himself has said there's a 50/50 proposition these negotiations work. from the congress' perspective, the reason to push this deal, at least as they tell it, is it provides an insurance blanket, a policy should the agreement with the iranians not work out. that you have in the back pocket. secondarily, you can make the case there's a good cop, bad cop thing going on here in which the administration is extending an olive branch and congress has the kunl et waiting for them. the problem i've accounted and maybe peter has the answer, under this deal it's very difficult who determines whether or not ira
Jan 17, 2014 5:30am PST
, what the foreign-policy ambitions are. it was a very unapologetic speech. earlier we saw it has been a full year since the molly intervention. that has been a military operation the french president has not been able to hold up as a relative success in the sense that there has been new national elections, you have managed to .epel the extremists there seems to be a semblance of normality being restored to the country. central african public -- african republic is a far different beast. he basically said france had no choice. he had a moral obligation. he had the rwandan jessop -- rwandan genocide on the back of his mind. he said there was a human catastrophe that was looming and impending. if france had done nothing he would've had that on his conscience. he said it is not there alone, it is hoping to get support. european ministers will be meeting in a couple of days. they will be trying to bring some support to the french soldiers already on the ground there. not an easy operation and already less than half the french republic or at least more than half the republic is having some
Jan 19, 2014 11:00pm PST
on the evil of big government. american foreign policy was stagnating in a bog of humiliation. the latter began to turn around literally minutes after he was inaugurated. iran released 252 hostages held captive in iran for 444 days. in return the united states agreed to return $8 billion in frozen iranian assets. but while the president enjoyed immediate success he also suffered an immediate set back. two months after his inauguration, john hinkley shot the president. at center stage with a bullet lodged inches from his heart. the president cracked a joke saying he hoped all his doctors were good republicans. reagan's popularity soared. >> they are in violation of the law and if they do not report to work within 48 hours they have forfeited their job and will be terminated. >> later reagan would put that popularity to the test. reagan fired most of the 1,300 controllers that were involved in an illegal strike. this stance would set the stage for later events in his administrationment while reagan -- administration. while reagan was instilling confidence; his opponents were furious. in the
Jan 17, 2014 5:30pm PST
's foreign policy if berlin has been told directly that it has nothing to be worried about. well that is with the false say that i think there's a positive developments here. the two u s government finally recognize how deep the disappointment and distrust loss among its allies and friends over here in europe so i believe that the speech will contribute to necessary to pay. by day but i also have to say that sound what we heard from the president comes zoning as the years dropping off only to its fullest they seek is the assurance and to call for trust that kinsey on the strain of the us government not to continue this practice book we expect the expected its malls and justin insurance we are expecting a written confirmation of no spy agreement. and i haven't or dancing concrete about this proposal from the president ok so you've heard nothing from the white house on pertaining to the german chancellor for example the numerical on will no longer be spied upon. i finally sat down to the president to them and when he says it does in practice one looks going to be continued but you
Jan 20, 2014 5:00pm EST
options and foreign-policy for instance and even the way they do with the press. the political parties in the white house briefing room are the white house and the press not republican and democrat and they all feel the same way. they believe that they are not fair to them and we simply love conflict in scandal and we are not treating them with seriousness and fairness that they deserve. i've heard that from three white houses but you know what has really changed over the few white houses is the is the nature of the media itself. when i started in 1996 covering president clinton i was maybe two stories at the end of the day for next weeks printing and that was it. today of course we file web stories and we filed logs and we do a lot more tv and radio and podcasts. it's an ever moving ever shifting media environment that is up and makes it harder i think to do longer and more thoughtful journalism. at the "times" we tried hard to preserve despite the acceleration of the cycle. >> host: peter baker's wife susan glasser is that politico and was a longtime editor at the foreign-policy. >>
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Jan 20, 2014 10:00pm EST
to describe what a condone sending patronizing simplistic expression of his foreign policy. >> it fits right in with the campaign pledge, al-qaedaa on the rope, we have bin laden, in his mind this is over, yet this is the jvrunning circles around him, they are now bigger than the entire varsity team, they will takeover the varsity. lou: last thing i want to do is lapse into his constrct of that metaphor, but, you have now, putin, in real trouble it appears for security. the security threats posed by rrorists and his countryry, the -o-called bck widows, 4 at range. large, and a white widow within the grods at sochi within the olympic village, i mean is this being driven by iran? is there any possibility of that? the confusion over syria. this is as if everything is going iran's way? >> well, certainly going iran's way. but this is not driven by iran. they may supply some of the bomb making material. but the - chechens and people of coccyx identify they are a subject of ottoman empire they identify more with the turks historically, right now they are classic sunni islamists for the most part w
Jan 17, 2014 6:30am PST
every year ago now out with molly molly obviously was held up right from the outset of this foreign policy speech as what can happen when an intervention is successful or at least relatively successful in the sense that it did restore a semblance of normality and stability to mali it led to a presidential elections of the two of a new president in place that said obviously out everything is not a twenty two oriental peaceful they are of the central african republic be different as it is very clear it's a much sexier much trickier situation. he also said that listen he felt he had no choice really on a moral level when he was outstanding those actions and when he decided to do so. but you really study of rwanda in the back of his mind and obviously we know the rwandan genocide where nearly a million people were killed in a genocidal campaign in in just a span of a few months but he had that nightmare scenario the back is mine and he basically was very unapologetic about france is on interventions. it's what he would call its ambitions to play a major role on the world stage. this is
Jan 19, 2014 8:00pm PST
are isolated from the world by two large oceans. nintendo sega foreign policy is something we do to other people. other than that it's something we've anticipated is you. the road. missed out yet. russian president wonderful and saying russia will do everything it can to ensure a safe winter olympics without making security measures to increase it. what was then released to go before the start of the sochi games the russian leader sat down with the international press. he addressed the huge cost of staging the event and dispelled fears that the visitors could suffer discrimination where my colleague ilya shot of baba spoke with our keys and a farmer in the ocd about what the president said. these days the nice expensive and the pastry five times the original price tag to dissipate the heat stress that i've lost my keys so she was the biggest building sites in the will of all the pennies had to be built from scratch in this huge infrastructure development incentives are bright and friday links he said because of the suit was expected that things would be a life of liked it but he said. whe
Jan 20, 2014 5:30am PST
in a decade that one will limit its nuclear work eu foreign policy chief catherine ashton said she hopes a new round of negotiations with them on. on the defensive sediment three decade old nuclear standoff could start with and a few weeks. so for now this let's talk again until opus ones wanting an intense one watching it. what more can you tell us about the rain in enrichment suspension program well just yet have no idiot kid you not officially announced the dpp has the navy has suspended its tenth the present you the new enrichment in posts. i mean that tennis facilities and also in photo on the ground i getting in the city. these cities is the varied content of posts lately the line for the path of the poet and also add that to me well a u dun have the sudden i'm thinking i laughed and acted as yesterday said it has already faced and said that this had to stop and back a decade of those at the piece at a party to that deal with the bleached it being the boss said. in november and also have these talked to me the news these money after the sad abt mutation and the most oft an idea of hopefu
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Jan 20, 2014 8:00am PST
the world and country by country and you start to add up where were the foreign policy successes under secretary of state clinton. jon: with regard to the benghazi attack, that senate report doesn't blame her directly but it does say in black and white that the attack was preventible if she was the top person at the state department, that falls on her watch. right? >> sure. senator feinstein points out it doesn't name her directly and doesn't fault her directly but it is her state department, under her watch that did not approve the security upgrades and did not fortify that facility in benghazi despite repeated warnings by a number of officials on the ground. and there were different circumstances by which the military offered security to ambassador stevens. he didn't have that. he didn't answer that. the state department didn't provide the security. he didn't say yes to the military security but nonetheless, the senate report says the state department dropped the ball. jon: you have to wonder whether she's going to be paying special attention to the media criticism of robert gates,
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Jan 17, 2014 11:30am EST
of headlines, or passing tensions in our foreign policy. when you cut through the noise, is what's really at stake is how we remain true to who we are, in a world that is re-making itself at dizzying speed. whether it's the ability of individuals to communicate ideas, to access information, that would have once filled every great library in every country in the world, or to forge bonds with people on the other sides of the globe, technology is remaking what is possible for individuals and for institutions and for the international order. so while the reforms that i've announced will point us in a new direction, i am mindful that more work will be needed in the future. one thing i'm certain of this debate will make us stronger. and i also know that in this time of change, the united states of america will have to lead. it may seem sometimes that america's being held to a different standard. and i'll admit the readiness of some to assume the worst motives by our government can be frustrating. no one expects china to have an open debate about their surveillance programs or russia to take pri
Jan 17, 2014 8:00pm EST
information than we will not be able to keep our people safe or conduct foreign policy. moreover, the sensational way in which these disclosures had come out has shed more heat than light, revealing information to our adversaries in ways that we may not understand for years to come. the task right now is greater than simply repairing the damage done to our operations or preventing more disclosures from taking place in the future. instead, we have to make some important decisions about how to protect ourselves and sustain our leadership in the world while upholding the civil liberties and privacy protections that our ideals and constitution requires. we need to do so not only because it is right, but because the challenges posed by threats like terrorism and proliferation and cyber attacks are not going away anytime soon. they're going to continue to be a major problem. for our intelligence community to be effective over the long haul, we must maintain the trust of the american people and people around the world. this effort will not be completed overnight. given the pace of techn
Jan 18, 2014 12:00am EST
where economic policy is foreign policy, a free trade is a key ingredient for shared prosperity, for shared growth, and share security. every single day the united states does more than $3.4 billion of trade in our nafta partnership. that is about 1/3 of all the trading we do. it is done between this partnership. more than $1 trillion a year. that is more trade than we engage with brazil annually, and each month we do more trade than we do with india annually. to give you a sense of the vitality of the partnership. over the past 20 years we have opened up a new north american marketplace. we have integrated supply chains and reimagined entire industries from agriculture to airspace. today north america is far more than the sum of three economies. it is the collective output of what has become a fully integrated manufacturing center. if you buy a car in mexico, it may well have been assembled in canada and contained made-in- america parts. there are workers in kansas putting the finishing touches on aircraft that contains fuselages assembled in mexico and engines built in canada.
Jan 19, 2014 8:00am PST
for too many of us has continued the bush/cheney policies. particularly on foreign policy. this is about retrenchment than major reform. >> and there's a piece coming out later in the new republic today. and i think snowden might get in the post office, but it's going to be -- yeah, i don't know. >> we'll see you in 25 years -- >> in 25 years. we'll see. >> it would be nice to have some evidence about him. to see members of congress come out and say he was a tool of russia from the get-go. that this was all a russian operation. i worry about congressmen getting on the air and saying this without presenting any evidence whatsoever. >> happened twice in the last several days. you're absolutely right. >> can i note, the whole nsa thing, when it started to break, a former u.s. senator, a sober and serious man called me up and he said, if what we are reading is true about what the u.s. government can do to you, how it can -- has the ability to invade your privacy, he said people are going to know this. they're going to get used to it and we're going to become a nation of sullen paranoids. the
Jan 14, 2014 6:00pm PST
's a foreign policy working out in the budget, sending messages to people like hamid karzai saying we sign you up or else. >> if the afghan government doesn't agree to the bilateral security agreement, the government won't necessarily get more u.s. aide but there's $85 billion set aside for ongoing military operations in afghanistan. same for libya. no u.s. aid for libya until secretary of state john kerry ensheurs that the libyan government has been cooperating with the investigations into that 2012 attack at the compound in benghazi. >> a lot of policy behind the numbers. thanks for helping us with it. >> great to be with you. >> woodruff: one of the most talked about and controversial books of the new year went on sale today. robert gates has served eight presidents, held key posts at the white house, was head of the c.i.a and secretary of defense under presidents george w. bush and obama. the book, "duty: memoirs of a secretary of war" sparked a frenzy of headlines ahead of it's official release for his public criticism of the administration he recently left. i spoke to him earlier today.
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? we're going to look at how u.s. foreign policy is in the past. with saddam hussein and noriega. >> welcome back. we're talking about the future of u.s. policy and how aiding other countries could influence down the road. this is from national security adviser who asked if he regretted supporting in afghanistan. and he said what's more importantish the taliban or the collapse of the soviet empire and liberation of europe in the end of the cold war? using to create national security, how can the u.s. be sure that money is being used in its best interest? david pollock, no guarantees? >> no, there are not any guarantees, but i agree on this point, speaking of the u.s. track record is quite good. there are some examples of unintended consequences and a backlash or backfire of our policy, but there are many many other examples. when american support, either for governments or for guerillas, as case may be, had bad affect only for the united states, about other countries. for egypt, that's the case, and i think it will continue to be the case. >> steven, do you agree? >> i think wh
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to keep our people safe or conduct foreign policy. moreover, the sensational way that these disclosures have come out has often shed more heat than light, while giving our adverses in ways that we may not though, the task, is more than preventing more disclosures from taking place in the future. instead we have to make some important decisions about how to protect ourselves and sustain our leadership in the world while upholding the civil liberties that our ideals and our constitution requires. we need to do so not only because it is right but because the challenges posed by threats like terrorism and proliferation and cyberattacks are not going away any time soon. they are going to continue to be a major problem. and for our intelligence community to be effective over the long haul
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's foreign policy throughout the region. >> throughout the middle east america is declining in influence and on the wane. people are making their own accommodations for the departure the united states, whether it be hamid karzai, or whether what nouri al-maliki did, or the saudis who have lost trust in us. yesterday the defence minister of israel basically insulted our secretary of state and the prime minister of israel did not repudiate him. >> the u.n. says 2013 was the deadliest year in iraq since 2008. almost 8,000 people were killed last year. >> there is now hope a u.s. soldier who disappeared from a base in afghanistan in 2009 is still alive. army sergeant bo bergdahl is the only u.s. prisoner of war. the u.s. military says it has proof of life video shot by its captors. u.s. officials believe bo bergdahl is held in pakistan by a network with links to the taliban. the pentagon said in a statement: >> reacting to the video the bergdahl family said: >> a massive scandal is upfolding that involves air force personnel in charge of the country's nuclear arsenal. 34 air force officers a
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Jan 16, 2014 7:30pm PST
of foreign policy. it's always the right answer. iran won't come to the table sanctions. iran won't come to the table sanction. you will turn the tv off right mister or sanctions. >> there are 59 senators including 16 democrats who have deified the president to support a bill to ready new sanctions if diplomatic talks fail. >> jon: 16 dema -- what? i get republicans. they would line up to oppose obama on the or gaz yams cure cancer act or the resolution finding jennifer lawrence delightful but democrats -- democrats -- why would they vote for this? >> well, i think a lot of them haven't read it yet. [ laughter ] >> jon: really? they haven't read it yet. that's never slowed them down before. [ laughter ] why? why are the democrats really voting for this? >> but i also think that with big parts of proisrael lobby and the united states being against it, the country of israel being against it it's a steep hill to climb. >> jon: that makes it. the senators from the great state of israel are against it and we don't -- wait a minute that's not our country. why do we have to listen to snem israe
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, income inequality, even foreign policy; day after day after day. now here's the thing that you never hear from the other side, so i'm going to talk about it tonight. when president obama took office, the economy was losing over 700,000 jobs a month. now we've added eight million private-sector jobs in the past 45 months. how does that compare to george w. bush? after eight years in office, president bush's record was that we lost 665 private-sector jobs. so far we've added eight million private-sector jobs in the past 45 months. when president obama took office, mr. president, we remember those days. frightening days. stock markets collapsing. now the stock market's gone up how many points? how many? gone up 10,000 points. that's unbelievable. g.d.p., gross domestic product, was contracting at a rate of 8.3% in the fourth quarter of 2008 as we said goodbye to george w. bush. now we just learned that the g.d.p. grew by 4.1% in the third quarter. is this president satisfied? are we? no. but have we turned it around? yes. does the president ever get one ounce of credit for any of this? no. n
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or conduct foreign policy. moreover, the sensational way in which these disclosures that come out has shed more heat, revealing information to our adversaries in ways that we may not understand for years to come. the task right now is greater than simply repairing the damage done to our operations or preventing more disclosures from taking place in the future. instead, we have to make some important decisions about how to protect ourselves and sustain our leadership in the world while upholding the civil liberties and privacy protections that our ideals and constitution requires. we need to do so not only because it is right, but because the challenges posed by threats like terrorism and proliferation and cyber attacks are not going away anytime soon. they're going to continue to be a major problem. for our intelligence community to be effective over the long haul, we must maintain the trust of the american people and people around the world. this effort will not be completed overnight. given the pace of technological change, we should not expect this to be the last time america has this d
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